A chat about Blogging these days and an outfit i just really liked

I wasn’t planning on posting these images as a blog post, they were merely taken for an insta pic, which i try to do daily.
I didn’t deem them good enough for the blog, the lighting is dark, the poses are all a bit samey and it just didn’t seem like the type of photo i would publish here.
But then i got to thinking. I really like this outfit so why not.

Here’s the thing: There’s something quick and easy and an element of instant gratification with instagram, likes come within moments, comments are easy to give and reply and then we all move on to the next photo. The easy access on our phone means we can pick it up and put it down, whether that be a quick moment on the toilet (yup guilty) or a waiting for the bus, its easy. And in a world where we are all a million miles an hour we often convenience is key.

Six and half years ago when i first started blogging i would blog an outfit 3 times a week, hardly ever missing an outfit day.
But with time i have posted less outfits here, content has changed and i have sometimes stepped back a bit choosing to micro-blog on Instagram over sharing here at the blog.
There’s been talk on the social channels at the moment that perhaps blogs are slowing down and dying a little. But i don’t think that’s the case entirely. I think there will always be room for blogs as there is still for newspapers, magazines, books and informative websites.

I guess the daily chat on Instagram appeals to me, its easy to quickly explain about your boiler breaking (yup that was me) or that you fell over on some leaves (also me), but by the time i sit down to write a blog the moment has mostly passed and i’ve probably forgotten it as life just moves on so quickly.

So what am i trying to say here?
Um i’m not really sure. I’m not quitting blogging that’s for sure, but just perhaps i’m going to make a conscious effort to show more outfits, whether the photos are perfect or not and maybe try a little harder for some banter and chat, as that is what brought me to blogging in the first place.

On to the outfit!
This dress is such a simple piece but i’ve worn it twice in the past 5 days. It’s comfy, it has pockets and makes me feel nice when i wear it.
It was a bargainous £20.00 from H&M and comes in a number of colour ways i’m tempted to get it in the red and black as well as this green as its just so easy to wear.. and did i mention it has pockets?

I teamed it with my super old biker boots, my trusty biker jacket and my new Baker Boy hat, which is a trend i am sure pleased to see has returned. I love a hat (obvs) but the baker boy is possibly my favourite type of hat. Its easy on the old nonce and it keeps your face dry and hair out of the way when we have inclement weather (which is often shall we say).
The Baker Boy hat is £15 from Topshop and is generous (good for my large head), im super tempted to get it in the rust red colour as i really love it that much!

Simple outfit, but super happy. I love that i feel tidy in this but also comfy to sit at my desk all day, or even get the hoover out. Its an all rounder of a dress that i can see me wanting to reach for time and time again. I like the idea of wearing it layered with some faux leather trousers and a turtle neck underneath. But if i’m honest, i really just like it just like this 🙂

So tell me ladies, how do you feel about blogging these days? Do you still  love to read them/ write them or are you leaning more to social media such as Instagram?

Much Love

9 Comments

  1. November 21, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Love this, Rachel! And I must say, I would be gutted if my favourite blogs died a death. I love reading about other people's lives, and occasionally writing about my own x

  2. November 21, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    That's such an edgy and casual look, I love it. I'm not the biggest fan of hats but that one does look nice on you, I don't think it would look any good on me though haha I honestly love blogging a lot more than posting stuff on social media, I don't post something on instagram in weeks : . I started blogging two years ago and back then I was a bit worried that blogging would be something of the past but it's been two years and I don't see the blogging world slowing down so I'm hopeful that it'll stay like that. Social media is a really fast and quick way of sharing things but I just don't have the patience to do all that haha

    Marta – http://www.aroundcolours.com

  3. November 21, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Oh I love this outfit, Rachel. Super cool yet easy to wear. Absolutely worth posting despite what you may think about the photos. This is what it's really like in life, not the overly curated, filtered world of instagram, although I do like instagram. And you're so right about the immediate gratification of that platform!
    I still see blogs having a place. I like to read and I find I get to 'hear' the voice of the blogger through their writing in a way that you don't on other platforms unless it's youtube.

    https://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. November 21, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I prefer blogs. For one if people want to read a review about a product or clothes they aren't going to find it on instagram. It is searchable with hashtags but those are more gimicky than anything. So it isn't truly searchable. Instagram is pretty but it doesn't have much depth and I think blogs can have much more depth. And we own our blogs! If instagram decided to close up shop our blogs would still be here for us.

  5. November 22, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Looking good! Love that hat and shirtdress looks effortlessly cool x Susan

  6. November 23, 2017 / 1:17 am

    You're quite right, Rachel, blogs will still have their place. The content we find in posts is so different from those on social media platforms, and both will continue to play important roles in aiding brands/influencers when seeking out their target audiences. I like them for all the reasons you've stated 🙂 and I also like what you're wearing for all the reasons you've stated too xoxo

  7. November 24, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Great look Rachel, beautiful photos 🙂 I love blogging and have never really got into Instagram too much.

  8. November 24, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I hate Instagram! I love stories though! Blogs will always be around, but Vlogging is the way to go in my book . And of course you look super in that outfit Rachel. You look great in anything! xx

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